A Left Leg AP View X-Ray is used to assess bones for fracture, injuries, tenderness, and other abnormalities.
What is Left Leg AP View X-Ray?
X-Ray imaging of the parts of the leg is done. This includes the X-Ray imaging of the tibia and fibula (lower limb) and the femur (upper leg). Several images may be required to ensure that the whole bone is covered. 
The Left Leg AP View X-Ray image is used for the following:
- Detection of a broken bone.
- Determining whether a previously broken bone is satisfactorily aligned.
- Determining the root cause of pain, tenderness and abnormalities.
How is Left Leg AP View X-Ray performed?
The Left Leg AP View X-Ray is performed by placing the leg under an X-Ray machine. 
- The patient may lie down or sit upright with their leg straightened on the table.
- The foot is closer to the shin.
- The toes of the patient are pointing directly upwards, towards the ceiling.
The procedure may also take place in a standing position.
The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.
Side effects/risks of Left Leg AP View X-Ray
A Left Leg AP View X-Ray has minimal risk of causing cancer and other radiation related side effects. Children may be more susceptible to the effects of radiation.
Preparation before performing Left Leg AP View X-Ray
No extensive preparation is required before getting a Left Leg AP View X-Ray.
However, some important points to keep in mind are :
- Remove any clothing around the leg to prevent it from obstructing the X-Ray image.
- Remove all jewellery and metal objects so that they do not appear on the X-Ray.
- Inform the technician of any metal implants so that it can be taken into consideration while viewing the X-Ray.
It is advisable to reach the test centre in advance to prepare better.
Post-care after Left Leg AP View X-Ray
Patients may carry on with their daily routines after the X-Ray is done.
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